Studies of polysaccharide structure. Part II. Characteristic fragments of a modified smith-degradation: Synthesis of some new methyl ethers of tetritols

P. Nánási, A. Lipták

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Syntheses of 1-O-methyl-D-erythritol, 1-O-methyl-L-threitol, 1,4-di-O-methyl-erythritol, and 1,4-di-O-methyl-L-threitol are described. These compounds are obtained by a modified Smith-degradation, which involves methylation prior to acid hydrolysis, and reveals the presence of (1→4)- and (1→4,1→6)-linked hexose residues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalCarbohydrate Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1973


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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